United Nations

Interview – Jan Lüdert

E-International Relations • Nov 15 2021 • Features

Jan Lüdert discusses normative practices of appropriateness, challenges to state sovereignty, decision-making in the United Nations, and pedagogies in international relations.

Opinion – Saving Myanmar?

Martin Duffy • Oct 25 2021 • Articles

With no sign of junta retrenchment, the big question remains as to how even a vestige of Myanmar’s democracy can be salvaged from the spoils of coup.

Interview – Victor Khodayar-Pardo

E-International Relations • May 10 2021 • Features

Victor Khodayar-Pardo discusses his work for the United Nations, including the organisation’s response to Covid-19, environmental issues and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Can the United Nations Deepen Mediation Effectiveness in Libya?

Samson Confidence Agbelengor • Mar 7 2021 • Articles

UNSMIL can deepen mediation effectiveness by upholding the facilitation of an inclusive political process leaves room deliberation and agreement of political solutions.

International Organisations and Global Stratification: Rethinking IR’s Cooperation Paradigm

Caroline Fehl and Katja Freistein • Nov 11 2020 • Articles

IR institutionalists have rarely accounted for the reproduction of systemic inequalities within and across institutions.

Review – The New World Disorder and the Indian Imperative

Arenla Jamir • Sep 29 2020 • Features

This ambitious and incisive book details the changing international order and offers a succinct analysis of the state of the world today, which is now in complete flux.

Opinion – Selecting the Next UN Secretary-General

Ben Donaldson • Sep 19 2020 • Articles

As we reach the point when the next selection process is due to start, there needs to be careful attention on how to apply the process fairly and transparently.

Opinion – It’s Time to Redefine Gender Mainstreaming

Katelyn Jones and Olivia Shinners • Sep 14 2020 • Articles

The UN and other organizations need to redefine gender mainstreaming to reflect current knowledge and avoid the creation of more injustices or inequities.

Opinion – Fears and Failures: Global Governance and the Crisis in Cameroon

Michelle Sanson • Aug 25 2020 • Articles

What makes people defend a prevailing system which is deeply flawed? Fear. Fear that power may be exercised in a manner they do not agree with, that freedoms may be lost.

The Responsibility to Protect in 2020: Thinking Beyond the UN Security Council

Samuel Jarvis • Jun 19 2020 • Articles

The break down in multilateralism forces us to think more expansively about how protection and prevention initiatives can be delivered and supported.

The Case of UN Involvement in Jammu and Kashmir

Stephen P. Westcott • May 29 2020 • Articles

The Security Council limited the Kashmiri people to accession into either India or Pakistan, in fact privileging another norm: the existing sovereign state’s rights.

The United Nations, Self-Determination, State Failure and Secession

Ed Brown • May 29 2020 • Articles

Secessionist states are unlikely to gain membership as the principle of territorial integrity holds primacy, initially showing it to be a foe to self-determination.

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